The Royal Commission held formal public hearings to examine evidence about child sexual abuse and how institutions responded to allegations of abuse. Each public hearing examines a different case study.

Following the conclusion of each public hearing, case study reports will be released on findings and recommendations. All available reports are listed below.


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Report of Case Study No. 3
Report of Case Study No. 3

Anglican Diocese of Grafton's response to child sexual abuse at the North Coast Children's Home.

Report of Case Study No. 5
Report of Case Study No. 5

Response of The Salvation Army to child sexual abuse at its boys homes in New South Wales and Queensland.

Report of Case Study No. 6
Report of Case Study No. 6

The response of a primary school and the Toowoomba Catholic Education Office to the conduct of Gerard Byrnes.
Report of Case Study No. 7
Report of Case Study No. 7

Child sexual abuse at the Parramatta Training School for Girls and the Institution for Girls in Hay.
Report of Case Study No. 9
Report of Case Study No. 9

The responses of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide, and the South Australian Police, to allegations of child sexual abuse at St Ann’s Special School.

Report of Case Study No. 10 - Corrigendum
Report of Case Study No. 10 - Corrigendum

This Corrigendum replaces Part 1.6 (on pages 27-30) of the Report of Case Study No. 10: The Salvation Army’s handling of claims of child sexual abuse 1989 to 2014.
Report of Case Study No. 11
Report of Case Study No. 11

Congregation of Christian Brothers in Western Australia response to child sexual abuse at Castledare Junior Orphanage, St Vincent's Orphanage Clontarf, St Mary's Agricultural School Tardun and Bindoon Farm School.
Report of Case Study No. 12
Report of Case Study No. 12

The response of an independent school in Perth to concerns raised about the conduct of a teacher between 1999 and 2009.

Report of Case Study No. 13
Report of Case Study No. 13

The response of the Marist Brothers to allegations of child sexual abuse against Brothers Kostka Chute and Gregory Sutton.

Report of Case Study No. 14
Report of Case Study No. 14

The response of the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong to allegations of child sexual abuse, and related criminal proceedings, against John Gerard Nestor, a priest of the Diocese.

Report of Case Study No. 15
Report of Case Study No. 15

Response of swimming institutions, the Queensland and NSW Offices of the DPP and the Queensland Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian to allegations of child sexual abuse by swimming coaches.

Report of Case Study No. 16
Report of Case Study No. 16

The public hearing inquired into the principles, practices and procedures of the Melbourne Response adopted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Report of Case Study No. 17
Report of Case Study No. 17

The response of the Australian Indigenous Ministries, the Australian and Northern Territory governments and the Northern Territory police force and prosecuting authorities to allegations of child sexual abuse which occurred at the Retta Dixon Home.

Report of Case Study No. 18
Report of Case Study No. 18

The response of the Australian Christian Churches and affiliated Pentecostal churches to allegations of child sexual abuse.

Report of Case Study No. 19
Report of Case Study No. 19

The response of the State of New South Wales to child sexual abuse at Bethcar Children’s Home in Brewarrina, New South Wales.

Report of Case Study No. 20
Report of Case Study No. 20

The response of The Hutchins School and the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania to allegations of child sexual abuse at the school.
Report of Case Study No. 21
Report of Case Study No. 21

The response of the Satyananda Yoga Ashram at Mangrove Mountain to allegations of child sexual abuse by the ashram's former spiritual leader in the 1970s and 1980s.

Report of Case Study No. 22
Report of Case Study No. 22

The response of Yeshiva Bondi and Yeshivah Melbourne to allegations of child sexual abuse made against people associated with those institutions.

Report of Case Study No. 23
Report of Case Study No. 23

The response of Knox Grammar School and the Uniting Church in Australia to allegations of child sexual abuse at Knox Grammar School in Wahroonga, New South Wales.

Report of Case Study No. 26
Report of Case Study No. 26

The response of Sisters of Mercy, the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton and the Queensland Government to allegations of child sexual abuse at St Joseph's Orphanage, Neerkol.

Report of Case Study No. 27
Report of Case Study No. 27

The response of health care service providers and regulators in New South Wales and Victoria to allegations of child sexual abuse.

Report of Case Study No. 29
Report of Case Study No. 29

The response of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Australia Ltd to allegations of child sexual abuse.

Report of Case Study No. 30
Report of Case Study No. 30

The response of Turana, Winlaton and Baltara, Victoria Police and the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria to allegations of child sexual abuse.

Report of Case Study No. 32
Report of Case Study No. 32

The response of Geelong Grammar School to allegations of child sexual abuse of former students.

Report of Case Study No. 33
Report of Case Study No. 33

The response of The Salvation Army (Southern Territory) to allegations of child sexual abuse at children’s homes that it operated.

Report of Case Study No. 34
Report of Case Study No. 34

The response of Brisbane Grammar School and St Paul’s School to allegations of child sexual abuse

Report of Case Study No. 36
Report of Case Study No. 36

The response of the Church of England Boys’ Society and the Anglican Dioceses of Tasmania, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney to allegations of child sexual abuse
Report of Case Study No. 37
Report of Case Study No. 37

The response of the Australian Institute of Music and RG Dance to allegations of child sexual abuse.

Report of Case Study No. 39
Report of Case Study No. 39

The response of certain football (soccer), cricket and tennis organisations to allegations of child sexual abuse.

Report of Case Study No. 41
Report of Case Study No. 41

Institutional responses to allegations of the sexual abuse of children with disability